“𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘦.”
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭?
Truth is, it’s the request of at least 80% of the ladies who come to me.
Last week, I shared a bit more about how “𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨” is essentially us wanting to build more muscle, and then be lean enough to feel “𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥”.
And I always have to be the bearer of bad news in sharing that we really have to pick one at a time to focus on.
𝘋𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘻𝘦𝘳𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵? 𝐍𝐨 but you’re also not optimizing your body to increase muscle at that time.
𝘋𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘦? No, but again ideally we should be eating at least in maintenance to really maximize this process, which will likely slow down weight loss.
𝐒𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬:
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫.
If your priority right now is building muscle and you’re eating at maintenance it doesn’t mean you can never lose weight again.
Or, if you’d rather focus on losing some weight right now, it doesn’t and 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 mean you’ll be dieting forever.
We can do both.
We can have our cake and eat it too.
Just not at the same time.
𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴?